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October 8, 2020, 10:22 AM

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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Facebook says it will temporarily suspend political ads after US polls close on Nov. 3 and will remove calls for poll watching that use “militarized” language  —  The move is intended to limit confusion and misinformation on the platform, the social media company says
Sherisse Pham / CNN:
Samsung says it expects to make an operating profit of $10.6B in the July-September quarter, up 58% YoY, and sales of $7B, up 6% in its earnings guidance  —  Hong Kong (CNN Business)Samsung (SSNLF) predicts its profit jumped nearly 60% last quarter, suggesting it could soon retake its position …
Kartikay Mehrotra / Bloomberg:
US seizes 92 websites it said were used by Iran to spread disinformation, including four domains disguised as genuine news outlets based in the US  —  - Four of the domains were fake news sites targeting Americans  —  The U.S. Justice Department seized 92 websites it said were used …
Steve Kovach / CNBC:
Following the House's antitrust report, an overview of how Democrats and Republicans view regulation and the common ground between them, like more FTC funding  —  - The House Subcommittee on Antirust released its report on Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google, building a case for why each company has monopoly power.
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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Google announces security features, including cross-app alerts for account security issues, coming first to iOS, and Assistant guest mode for some Nest devices  —  They're rolling out on a limited basis in the coming weeks  —  Google is announcing a few security-related updates today …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Intel says its 11th-gen Rocket Lake desktop CPUs will arrive in Q1 2021, with PCIe 4.0 support; AMD is set to unveil new CPUs at an event tomorrow  —  Just ahead of AMD's own next-gen Zen 3 announcement  —  Intel has confirmed that its 11th Gen Rocket Lake desktop processors will be out sometime …
Nikkei Asia:
Inside the US campaign to cut China out of supply chains, which already pressured companies like Apple to look at moving 15% to 30% of output out of the country  —  Apple, Google and others shift production to prepare for ‘decoupled’ global market  —  It was a hot summer morning in Taipei …
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
Triller, a TikTok competitor that sees being American as its greatest asset, is tempting TikTok stars with cash, fancy cars, creator mansions, and more  —  TikTok's top creators are taking “Triller money” to bring their content over to the app.  —  When talk of a possible TikTok ban began in July …
Hanna Ziady / CNN:
Web Summit, Europe's largest technology conference, which had 70K+ attendees last year, will be held entirely online this year in December  —  London (CNN Business)Europe's largest technology conference will be held entirely online this year, as the coronavirus pandemic forces scores of major events to go digital.
Gilad Edelman / Wired:
A group of tech companies, publishers, and advocates unveil Global Privacy Standard, to let users opt out of the sale of personal data at the browser level  —  California's privacy law says businesses must respect universal opt-outs.  Now the technology finally exists to put that to the test.
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
A look at the scrutiny Google and Oracle faced from Supreme Court justices during the companies' arguments Wednesday, where no clear winner emerged  —  - Things got technical at the Supreme Court as the justices heard arguments from Google and Oracle in a blockbuster copyright dispute that has captivated Silicon Valley for a decade.
Ryan Gallagher / Bloomberg:
Sources: US-based Sandvine, which canceled its deal with Belarus after criticism, supplies tech to censor the internet in over a dozen countries  —  Company recently abandoned business in Belarus, but its equipment was used in other nations to block online information
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Amazon has filed a legal notice against Future Group, India's second largest retail chain, for selling a large portion of its business to Reliance Retail  —  Amazon has sent a legal notice to Future Group, India's second largest retail chain, for breaching the terms of its contract by selling …

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